Lexus RC F GT3 Finishes Third in Class at Rolex 24 at Daytona

Lexus RC F AIM Vasser

The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN #12 Lexus RC F GT3 finished on the podium at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, earning a third-place result in the team’s first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Driving was Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo, Jeff Segal and Aaron Telitz.

The podium result marks the highest finish in an endurance event for the Lexus RC F GT3 since joining IMSA competition in 2017.

Lexus RC F AIM Vasser Night

The second car, Lexus RC F GT3 #14, finished sixth. Co-drivers included Nick Cassidy, Austin Cindric, Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand.

The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3s combined to lead a total of 53 laps during the 24-hour race that had two red flags due to heavy rain. #12 led 31 laps, while #14 led 22 laps around Daytona International Speedway’s road course.


Link to qualifying results for Super GT

So Lexus failed in the GT500 so far as well as Nuburgring

I think there's something wrong this season
Another thing I forgot to mention. The Blancpain GT Series entrance is one of the biggest moves Lexus has made. It has made them a huge player among the "big boy" cars that come from Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Bentley. Currently, they need to do plenty of work in terms of the championships but they're still doing a commendable job. Still, they need to win it all. Go Lexus!
I've never followed the Lexus racing program in recent years since I am a WRC guy. Could someone summarize how well the RC fares in GT racing?

GT500 is just stupid. I couldn't care less about silouette cars especially when there's no obligatory road homologation.
I've never followed the Lexus racing program in recent years since I am a WRC guy. Could someone summarize how well the RC fares in GT racing.
The RC F GT3 program looks to be picking up steam:
  • After a season and a half with little success, 3GT Racing won their first IMSA race this month.
  • The European program had more success, and was competitive in VLN in 2016 and the GT Open in 2017. Emil Frey Racing is now in the Blancpain GT series, a considerably more prestigious championship, and have managed a third place finish in four races this year.
  • The RC F GT3 in Japan has really struggled, but a newly formed team with SuperGT legend Morio Nitta just finished first in this weekend's race.
This could just be a string of good luck, but hopefully the teams on all three continents will continue to be competitive. I know the first place finish by 3GT has energized my interest.
congratulations Lexus!
Finally a good result after the bad start
Congratulations to Toyota
Lexus IS just racking up those wins . Nice !!
Everything start getting better!!!
1 to 3 once you get there you get there good job team .